Michael Ned Holte Awarded Arts Writers Grant

Writer, curator and CalArts' Program in Art Co-Director Michael Ned Holte is among the recipients of the 2016 Creative Capital and Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. The grant program, which awards $15,000 to $50,000 to arts writers, is designed to support writing about contemporary art,...

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Melissa Kuo, Golden Krishna Hold UX Design Practicum

Early this month, graphic designers Melissa Kuo (Art BFA 10) and Golden Krishna (Art BFA 14), now both employees at Google, led a week-long practicum called "User Experience Design," open to students in CalArts' Program in Graphic Design. The practicum was meant to walk students through the...

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CalArts Design School Archive Finds New Digital Home

The School of Art at CalArts serves as an umbrella for programs in Fine Art, Photography and Media, Art and Technology and Graphic Design. However, few may realize that the Design program originally operated as its own school for six years. Last semester, students in Louise Sandhaus'...

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Arden Surdam’s First Solo Exhibit

On Saturday (Jan. 21), Sloan Projects at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, Calif. hosts an opening reception for Hold Your Breath, the first solo exhibit by photographer and CalArts alumna Arden Surdam (Art MFA 13). Hold Your Breath gathers black and white photographs, which Surdam...

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Graphic Design Program’s T-Shirt Show Goes Apocalyptic

CalArts' Program in Graphic Design's annual T-Shirt Show takes place today (Jan. 19) at 5 pm in the Graduation Courtyard on campus. Each year, students, alumni and faculty from the Program submit original artwork to be screen printed by a production team in the BFA class. The fundraiser is...

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Herb Alpert Award Winner Simone Leigh Visits CalArts

Simone Leigh, the Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist spent the whole week on campus giving lectures and conducting studio visits with students. She was one of five artists to each receive the $75,000 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (HAAIA) last May. Since 1994, the Herb Alpert Foundation, in...

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